Garnet S. Heraman is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and advisor with 25 years experience in fundraising, venture creation, business strategy and brand development. A builder by nature, his gift is forging founder vision into investor value at all stages of the venture cycle.
Mr. Heraman is a founder of Anvil Venture Partners, which provides capital and consulting services to help startups accelerate from seed to scaling. Previously, he was a founder of Aegis Investment Partners, which provides mezzanine capital for corporate ventures.
He advises numerous companies including:
Mr. Heraman also is co-owner of Karina Dresses, an ecommerce company that sells US-made lifestyle apparel.
Karina Dresses has been featured in Good Morning America, xoJane.com and Travel+ Leisure Magazine, and in 2014 was named a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award. Earlier, he founded & exited two Web 1.0 ventures: VentureVortex, a startup services platform merged with Aegis; UVentures, the first vertical exchange for university tech transfer, acquired by UTEK. Mr. Heraman started his web career in 1996, as co-founder and CEO of StockObjects, the ecommerce spinoff of the pioneering digital media site Rhizome.
Mr. Heraman and his ventures have been covered in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal Online, Forbes, Institutional Investor, Business Week Online, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Red Herring, Crain’s New York, NewsWhistle and IdeaMensch.
He is/has been involved with several non-profit organizations, including TiE New York, where he was a founding board member from 1999-2001; The CORO Foundation, which chose him for their prestigious Leadership New York Program (2000-1) and; The Columbia University Alumni Association.
Mr.Heraman is deeply interested in meditation practices, fitness, food & wine, travel, art, industrial & graphic design, sacred music traditions, architecture and zombies. Despite his fascination with the slow-moving & mindless, he doesn't much care for politics & politicians. Go figure.